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NIKE Apologises, Gardener takes UKA Presidency; Travers On Top; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Nike Says Sorry About Marathon Shoe Dysfunction

You’ve probably seen images (like above) of Berlin Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge striding to victory with insoles hanging out of his shoes. Well now Nike have apologised for the malfunctioning footwear.

“Nike have offered an apology to Eliud Kipchoge for their malfunctioning shoe that shattered the Kenyan marathon star’s dreams of a world record at last weekend’s Berlin Marathon.”

Full story here.

Gardener Takes UK Athletics Presidency

Jason Gardener, who set Great Britain’s men on their way to Olympic relay glory in Athens 2004 and won European 60m gold four times, has been named as the new President of UK Athletics.

Read More here.

British Athletes’ Attitudes holding them back?

Former British Athletics coach Rana Reider has claimed that athletes in Britain are being held back by their big-fish attitude.

“From my experience with the British athletes, the idea of paying a coach is not something they want to do, and it’s easier if they can complain or talk about the system of British Athletics and what it’s not giving them. But they don’t go the extra mile to figure out this coach charges this much, I’m going to move to another country to make sure that I reach my goal. They get comfortable.”

More here.

TRAVERS TROUNCES FIELD AT RATHFARNHAM 5K

There was success for John Travers at Sunday morning’s Rathfarnham 5K.

The Donore Harriers athlete claimed a convincing victory in a time of 14:21 around the streets of Rathfarnham and Terenure in Dublin, defeating DSD’s Brandon Hargreaves (14:37) and Kilkenny City Harriers’ Brian Maher (14:51) into second and third respectively.

Full reporthere.

IMG Academy athlete blog

Ellen Mcgeough is back with her blog from the IMG academy in Florida. In this latest installment the athletes are treated to a visit from the fastest 110m hurdler of 2015, as well as receiving guest coaching advise from Dwight Phillips.

Read on here.

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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